Turkey plans to ease work permits for foreigners

Turkey has kicked-off studies to introduce easier work permit application and granting procedures for qualified foreign workers and investors to enhance the country’s investment allure.
 
The Turkish government is considering easing work permit requirements for foreigners with a new program that is aimed to draw more foreign investors and qualified workers to the country.
 
According to an action plan prepared by the Economy Ministry, the government has put revising work permit and visa requirements onto its agenda as part of its plans to restructure employment incentive schemes to make it more responsive to instant needs.
 
Foreigners will be subject to a new and “easier” application process that is more sensitive to the education level and the investment amount of the foreigner seeking the working permit, according to the plan.
 
The new procedures are planned to be designed in a way to allow more space for more individualized application processes and granting permits in different validity durations. 
 
This way, more qualified foreign workers and investors will be able to go through a less complex and faster work permit application process. 

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